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Efficacy and safety of cannabis for treating children with refractory epilepsy

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

The aim of this literature review was to examine the evidence base for the safety and efficacy of cannabis in treating children with refractory epilepsy. Clinical...

Home service

26 May 2009

Nursing Standard


Specialist nurses can bring enormous benefits for people with epilepsy, but they are in short supply.

Midazolam and epilepsy in people with learning disabilities

01 March 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

This article, based on an undergraduate dissertation, consists of a literature review to identify, contextualise and critique the body of evidence relating to the...

The PEPE project: Trialling a German epilepsy education programme for english use

01 June 2007

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & Research

PEPE, a Psycho-Educative Programme about Epilepsy, was designed at the Bethel Institute in Germany to give information and support to people with learning disability...

Meeting the challenges of epilepsy

09 November 2008

Learning Disability Practice


The diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy can be difficult in people with learning disabilities, and the best delivery of care depends on a treatment plan that is...

Care of older people with epilepsy

26 February 2011

Nursing Older People


This article provides an overview of epileptic seizures, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment. It aims to explore relevant clinical management issues when caring for...

Health care, epilepsy and learning disabilities

14 February 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There is a high incidence of epilepsy among people with learning disabilities. However, there is no comprehensive strategy for epilepsy care and little research is...

The individual with epilepsy

31 July 2002

Nursing Standard


Epilepsy is a global condition, affecting at least 50 million people (Reynolds 2001). Judith Lanfear provides an overview of the classification, treatment and...

Improving medicine taking in epilepsy

13 November 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Many factors influence medicine taking in children and young people with epilepsy. Background knowledge of epilepsy and its management, an understanding of how...

epilepsy: fit for practice?

01 March 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

At some point in their lives, most practitioners will have witnessed someone having an epileptic episode. Epilepsy is one of the commonest neurological conditions...